No, it’s OK. I’m bothering YOU. Sorry. No, seriously, you’re fine. http://t.co/FhcCDEHDjg


So I swing by my local @hobbytown for some stands and I score an English Bandai catalog and win a Gundam! http://t.co/F0bHYbkRmY


Here’s to @DaybreakGames CS department for sticking with me through a million requests to find an old account.


Game Update 4.0 Class Changes: Jedi Knight + Sith Warrior
Posted by Bwblog | Star Wars: The Old Republic [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 September 2015, 10:39 am
Thanks for reading our first installment of Class Change blogs that we will be releasing leading up to the release of Knights of the Fallen Empire. This week, we are going to talk about the quintessential Star Wars™ champions: Jedi Knights and Sith Warriors.


Star Wars: The Old Republic Cantina Tour 2015 - New York, New York
Posted by Bwblog | Star Wars: The Old Republic [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 September 2015, 3:58 pm
We’re happy to announce that the next stop in the Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Community Cantina Tour will be happening on Thursday October 8th in New York for New York Comic-Con!


Labor Day Flash Sale - September 4th to September 8th
Posted by Lineage II [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 September 2015, 1:36 pm
Greetings, adventurers! This weekend is the time to pick up some deals! Stand out from the crowd with the Part-Time Seller Pack which contains various transformation scrolls that will transform you into a ParaPara Cat while in private store/buy...


Ridicule
Posted by Tobold's Blog [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 September 2015, 5:26 am
Golfers are known to wear funny trousers and Amazon has quite a selection of books with jokes about golfers. Any hobby has its particular customs which, from the outside, look somewhat funny. Golfers apparently don't mind all that much, and are in fact the prime customers of those books of golfer jokes. That relaxed attitude to a bit of ridicule unfortunately isn't shared by video gamers.

American television host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel recently made a joke about gamers. Or rather he made jokes about the new Youtube game streaming service. The core of that joke was that he can't see why you would watch somebody else play a video game instead of playing the game yourself. And he has a point there: It is a very specific behavior which looks funny to the outside world. Making a harmless joke about extrapolating that to people who watch people watching people watch video games didn't really hurt anybody. But of course gamers didn't see it like that, providing Jimmy Kimmel with a far more harmful opportunity to read out the various death threats he received from gamers because of his initial joke.

Gamers are establishing themselves as one of those extremist fringe groups that you only need to lightly poke to get a huge reaction of outrage from. And already several TV comedians have discovered that. The *reaction* of gamers to just about anything tends to be so completely blown out of proportion that it provides endless perfect material for comedy. Somebody playing a video game isn't inherently funny, not funnier than somebody watching TV, and the activity is so mainstream now that it only allows for mild humor. But somebody overreacting, foaming at the mouth because of some mild criticism or joke is incredibly funny. Even Jimmy Kimmel would be stunned if he knew that those death threats were in fact *not* sent by "12-year old boys", as he thinks, but by grown men. There is a greater than zero probability that one of the offended gamers will do something stupid like sending a SWAT team to Jimmy Kimmel's house, or calling in a bomb threat on his plane (such stuff happened before), providing Jimmy with even more comedy material.

Public ridicule is impossible to beat. It is a war that gamers just can't win. The only way to deal with ridicule is to ignore it. As some gamers aren't very likely to do that, they'll be inviting even more ridicule, painting the rest of us in a bad light. That's a shame.
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Ridicule
Posted by Tobold's Blog [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 September 2015, 5:26 am
Golfers are known to wear funny trousers and Amazon has quite a selection of books with jokes about golfers. Any hobby has its particular customs which, from the outside, look somewhat funny. Golfers apparently don't mind all that much, and are in fact the prime customers of those books of golfer jokes. That relaxed attitude to a bit of ridicule unfortunately isn't shared by video gamers.

American television host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel recently made a joke about gamers. Or rather he made jokes about the new Youtube game streaming service. The core of that joke was that he can't see why you would watch somebody else play a video game instead of playing the game yourself. And he has a point there: It is a very specific behavior which looks funny to the outside world. Making a harmless joke about extrapolating that to people who watch people watching people watch video games didn't really hurt anybody. But of course gamers didn't see it like that, providing Jimmy Kimmel with a far more harmful opportunity to read out the various death threats he received from gamers because of his initial joke.

Gamers are establishing themselves as one of those extremist fringe groups that you only need to lightly poke to get a huge reaction of outrage from. And already several TV comedians have discovered that. The *reaction* of gamers to just about anything tends to be so completely blown out of proportion that it provides endless perfect material for comedy. Somebody playing a video game isn't inherently funny, not funnier than somebody watching TV, and the activity is so mainstream now that it only allows for mild humor. But somebody overreacting, foaming at the mouth because of some mild criticism or joke is incredibly funny. Even Jimmy Kimmel would be stunned if he knew that those death threats were in fact *not* sent by "12-year old boys", as he thinks, but by grown men. There is a greater than zero probability that one of the offended gamers will do something stupid like sending a SWAT team to Jimmy Kimmel's house, or calling in a bomb threat on his plane (such stuff happened before), providing Jimmy with even more comedy material.

Public ridicule is impossible to beat. It is a war that gamers just can't win. The only way to deal with ridicule is to ignore it. As some gamers aren't very likely to do that, they'll be inviting even more ridicule, painting the rest of us in a bad light. That's a shame.
Tobold's Blog



Ridicule
Posted by Tobold's Blog [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 September 2015, 5:26 am
Golfers are known to wear funny trousers and Amazon has quite a selection of books with jokes about golfers. Any hobby has its particular customs which, from the outside, look somewhat funny. Golfers apparently don't mind all that much, and are in fact the prime customers of those books of golfer jokes. That relaxed attitude to a bit of ridicule unfortunately isn't shared by video gamers.

American television host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel recently made a joke about gamers. Or rather he made jokes about the new Youtube game streaming service. The core of that joke was that he can't see why you would watch somebody else play a video game instead of playing the game yourself. And he has a point there: It is a very specific behavior which looks funny to the outside world. Making a harmless joke about extrapolating that to people who watch people watching people watch video games didn't really hurt anybody. But of course gamers didn't see it like that, providing Jimmy Kimmel with a far more harmful opportunity to read out the various death threats he received from gamers because of his initial joke.

Gamers are establishing themselves as one of those extremist fringe groups that you only need to lightly poke to get a huge reaction of outrage from. And already several TV comedians have discovered that. The *reaction* of gamers to just about anything tends to be so completely blown out of proportion that it provides endless perfect material for comedy. Somebody playing a video game isn't inherently funny, not funnier than somebody watching TV, and the activity is so mainstream now that it only allows for mild humor. But somebody overreacting, foaming at the mouth because of some mild criticism or joke is incredibly funny. Even Jimmy Kimmel would be stunned if he knew that those death threats were in fact *not* sent by "12-year old boys", as he thinks, but by grown men. There is a greater than zero probability that one of the offended gamers will do something stupid like sending a SWAT team to Jimmy Kimmel's house, or calling in a bomb threat on his plane (such stuff happened before), providing Jimmy with even more comedy material.

Public ridicule is impossible to beat. It is a war that gamers just can't win. The only way to deal with ridicule is to ignore it. As some gamers aren't very likely to do that, they'll be inviting even more ridicule, painting the rest of us in a bad light. That's a shame.
Tobold's Blog



'Borderlands' is the latest backwards compatible game on Xbox One
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 September 2015, 2:30 am

Even if you spent $399 on the ultra-crazy edition of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection there was a pretty gaping hole in it. No, I'm not talking about what that purchase did to your bank account, I mean the anthology's distinct lack of the series' first game. Well, for Xbox One owners that's changing because the Vault Hunters' first trip to Pandora was recently added to the list of Xbox 360 games playable on Microsoft's newest console -- something that was teased back at E3 this year. Folks in the Dashboard Preview Program can start playing right now, of course, but everyone else who got stuck on Dr. Ned's zombie island (Microsoft says all save files, add-on content and achievements will transfer over) have to wait until the feature launches to the public this November. You still had a few lunar side-quests left to finish for Handsome Jack in the meantime anyhow, right?

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I’m up at 2am and I can’t wait till I get the replacement part for this. http://t.co/UTjxYq2fJu


The Stream Team: The Secret World’s Manufactory dungeon, take two
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 September 2015, 9:25 pm
The last time MassivelyOP’s MJ poked into The Secret World’s new Manufactory dungeon, she couldn’t get past the first room. Apparently it would help to have a full group! So this time she’s prepared: She has gathered together an assortment of daredevils in order to delve deeper into this dungeon. Join us live at 9:30 p.m to see how much [...]


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PAX Thoughts: Most Played Game of the Show
Posted by A Green Mushroom [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 September 2015, 10:23 pm

And the winner of my most played game of the show award goes too.... *drumroll*.... HEARTHSTONE!

Surprise!  Or not.

I played Hearthstone every morning and every night that I was in Seattle for PAX.  I would have played it in lines on the show floor too, but the network connection in the middle of the convention center was horrible.

I'm still loving Hearthstone.  I've been doing my daily quests and climbing my way up slowly in ranked mode.  It's been fun seeing how the new expansion is throwing the meta into disarray too.

The best part of Hearthstone is still how many devices I have it on.  It's always within an arm's length from me.  I typically play a couple games throughout my day.  It's great for waking up, taking breaks, and going to sleep.

I expect I'm at the peak of my Hearthstone hype at the moment, but I wouldn't be surprised if this is an evergreen game that I consistently play in one form or another for a long time.


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Heh. I can hear Beetlejuice on TV in the other room. That’s a nice sound.


Massively Overthinking: Building your dream MMORPG
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 September 2015, 8:00 pm
Massively OP Kickstarter donor xenaphex wants to hear about our dream MMOs. What really makes you tick? What would you build with a million-bajillion buckaroos? “If you were to design an MMOG, what would be your dream game? Please be specific on the setting, major features, style, etc. You can use existing games as an example as long as you [...]


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Star Citizen - Just Get Over Yourself!
Posted by Home of my personas Saylah and Alysianah [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 September 2015, 9:05 pm
Not that it's new news, but there's been a blip in the increase of complaints that players won't initially be landing planet side manually. We were never told that we would be. Quite the opposite. It was mentioned several times that we wouldn't be - at least not for the first release of the full persistent universe. Chris Roberts has said that some time in the future, it may be possible. When you confirm your intent to land in one of the cities, side the game will take control of the ship and guide you in. During this time you can get up and do whatever you want around your ship. The scenes visible through the ship windows will be the actually location, depicting precisely what is happening in the surrounding area at the time. To me it's reasonable given that the cities are densely constructed and the landing zones...


Lets play Cities Skyline: Lakedale Part 5 (Busy Town)
Posted by Ogrebear's Thoughts [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 September 2015, 7:56 pm

Traffic was starting to get bad on the main strip. So i’ve added extra onramps that go straight to the main road of my industrial district. This will get a lot of the heavy trucks off the main road and send them to the side.

The rest of the city is starting to take [...]

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EverQuest Next has a big internal playtest today
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 September 2015, 5:30 pm
EverQuest Next is still very much a thing according to Daybreak producer Terry Michaels. On a livestream recorded earlier this afternoon, Michaels said that a big internal playtest happens today. It’s an opportunity for Daybreak to bring in people who haven’t been working on the game for usability tests and to provide feedback on the work the team has been doing [...]


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Elite: Dangerous names planet after soldier’s late mother
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 September 2015, 6:00 pm
One of Elite: Dangerous’ community is grieving this summer after losing his mother in June. Citing his love for the game and his missed opportunity to show his mom some of the sights in the galaxy, Sataris86 petitioned Frontier to name a planet somewhere in the game “McBrayer’s Rest” in honor of his mother. “I have always used video games to [...]


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Heroes & Generals releases Xylander patch
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 September 2015, 7:00 pm
Reto-Moto has updated World War II shooter Heroes & Generals with a patch called Xylander. It adds new killing tools for Soviet players as well as new weapon skins, camouflage uniforms, XP bonuses, a new credit-earning model, and something called the Battle Director. The Battle Director is an algorithm that identifies “suitable” war battles and allows players to join them, [...]


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Playdate: Going back to school with 'No Pineapple Left Behind'
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 September 2015, 5:30 pm

Back to school. Those three words can strike fear in even the hardiest of kids. We're celebrating the beginning of the semester a little differently, because, well, that's what we do on Playdate. Rather than spend the afternoon quoting Billy Madison, we're going to be playing through No PIneapple Left Behind, a game that skewers the politics of the American education system. And who better to talk about it than Seth Alter, the former teacher who developed the game? No one, that's who. So join us here at 6 pm ET / 3 pm PT as Sean Buckley and myself walk through these pineapple-filled halls for two hours on Twitch. You can tune in here on this post, Twitch.tv/joystiq or even the Engadget Gaming homepage. And no, there's no need to bring an apple for us -- just being a good sport in chat is reward enough.

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Heroes of the Storm to downsize ranked match party size
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 September 2015, 4:00 pm
The size of parties queuing for Heroes of the Storm’s ranked play will be downsized come the next patch, Blizzard has announced. A short post on the official site lays out the studio’s reasoning for restricting Hero League queues to solo or duo players. Skill disparities and odd-player-out situations were cited as being problematic for four- and five-member teams. “What’s more, [...]


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ESPN is hiring an e-sports editor
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 September 2015, 4:30 pm
Remember a year or so ago when ESPN CEO John Skipper created a minor stink in the nerdosphere by pooh-poohing e-sports and intimating that the worldwide cheerleader didn’t care about the competitive gaming scene? “It’s not a sport, it’s a competition,” Skinner told Recode regarding e-sports. “Chess is a competition. Checkers is a competition. Mostly, I’m interested in doing real sports.” Apparently that’s [...]


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Skyforge offers tips on playing with others
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 September 2015, 5:00 pm
Playing well with others is important when you’re playing online games, and Skyforge is indeed an online game. Fortunately, a new round of tips from the developers is available for both new players and veterans alike, so you can find out all of the vital tips about how to group with other players. For example, the tips recommend that you [...]


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Unofficial PBE Patch Notes for 9/3/2015
Posted by News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 September 2015, 4:48 pm

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Champion Changes

Lulu

  • Base Health decreased to 518 (down from 552.76)
  • Armor raised to 23 (up fron 19.216)
  • Pix, Fairie Companion [Passive] - Pix can trigger Tribute (from the Spellthief item line) once per Lulu basic attack (instead of never triggering it at all)

Syndra

  • Mana per level raised to 63 (up from 50)

Veigar

  • Baleful Strike [Q] - Assists now grant stacks
  • Dark Matter [W] - Cooldown now starts at the start of the ability rather than at the end

Mordekaiser

  • Harvesters of Sorrow [W]- Heal now only works off 2 units (down from 3)

Item Changes

Enchantment: Warrior

  • AD raised to 45 (up from 40)



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